Lorraine "Connie" M. Allord

January 27, 1920 - November 15, 2022


Obituary For Lorraine "Connie" M. Allord

Madison- Lorraine M. “Connie” Allord, age 102, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, in Madison, WI. She was born on January 27, 1920, to George and Ruth (Reibel) Conley in Tomahawk, WI.

Connie was their only child and spent much of her youth helping on the farm and enjoying fishing and hunting with her parents. She married Lawrence “Larry” Allord on November 8, 1941, less than a month before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Larry joined the U. S. Navy Seabees and Connie joined the newly formed U. S. Marine Corps Women’s Reserve, reporting in 1943. She became an air traffic controller at Cherry Point, NC until 1945 as a staff sergeant. Connie became the first woman in Wisconsin to earn her pilot's license using the G.I. Bill. The friendships made with fellowmarines stayed important for the rest of her life.

Connie and Larry returned to Wisconsin where, except for several years in Wausau, they continued to live in Middleton and Madison where they raised their three children, Gary, Greg, and Julie. Both were active in numerous organizations as well. Larry passed in 2001 after almost 60 years of marriage.

Connie had an active career as a ceramic instructor, secretary, retail sales, and realtor. She continued to be greatly involved as a volunteer on numerous veterans and women Marines’ committees and organizations. Connie also was active in the Senior Olympics.

Lorraine “Connie” Allord is survived by her three children, Gary Allord (Nancy Kendall), Greg Allord (Kathy Allord), and Julie Allord (Jon Plamann); her five grandchildren, Becky Ketarkus (Joseph), Matt Allord (Laura), Joanna Ames (Chris), Lauren Allord, Thomas Allord; and 15 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at Ryan Funeral Home, 5701 Odana Road, Madison. Visitation starting at 9:30 AM until the time of service. Interment will be held at 12:00 PM at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, 2705 Regent Street, Madison with a luncheon following at Kavanaugh’s Esquire Club, 1025 North Sherman Avenue, Madison.

Donations in lieu of flowers are requested to be made to the Women’s Marine Association Scholarship Fund donation/

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Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 5701 Odana Road 608-274-1000


30 Nov


09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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30 Nov

Funeral Service

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ryan Funeral Homes – Madison West 5701 Odana Road Madison, WI 53719 Get Directions »
30 Nov


12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Resurrection Cemetery 2705 Regent St Madison, WI 53705 Get Directions »
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  • 01/20/2023

    My Mother's best Marine buddy. Semper Fi, Connie.

  • 12/10/2022

    Connie was a beautiful woman with a kind spirit and a wonderful sense of humor. She loved her country and was proud to serve. The world truly lost a treasure when she left us. May her spirit live on forever.

  • 11/28/2022

    Connie, Thank you for being such a trailblazer for your fellow Lady Marines. I loved you the instant we met at the Women Veterans Conference in 2010. I always enjoyed catching up with you. Semper Fidelis, Connie.

  • 11/23/2022

    Mrs. Connie Allord holds a special place in my heart. Her life and courage as a trailblazer and Marine, led the way for so many women. She is truly an inspiration and will be missed, but her legacy will continue. Marcia M. Anderson Major General (Retired) U. S. Army

  • 11/23/2022

    The service from your loved one will never be forgotten from the continued memories by you and your family. Keep them in your heart and always cherish the service they provided for all of us to live comfortably and enjoy our beautiful country. Please accept my sincere condolences on the behalf of the Badger Honor Flight family on the loss of your fallen hero.

  • 11/22/2022

    I was blessed to have met Miss Connie many years ago. She was a true hero and an inspiration to us younger women veterans. I'm grateful to her and others who paved the way for the rest of us. RIP, beautiful lady!


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